Full Membership of the 2nd Disability Advisory Committee as of March 21, 2017

About DAC

On Dec. 2, 2014, the Commission announced the establishment of a new federal advisory committee, the Disability Advisory Committee (DAC), to provide advice and recommendations to the Commission on a wide array of disability issues within the FCC’s jurisdiction.  A second two-year term of the DAC was authorized on December 29, 2016.

The DAC provides a means for stakeholders with interests in accessibility issues to exchange ideas, facilitate the participation of consumers with disabilities in proceedings before the Commission, and assist the Commission in educating the greater disability community and covered entities on disability-related matters.  The Committee keeps the Commission apprised of current and evolving communications issues for persons with disabilities.  Issues to be considered by the Committee may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Telecommunications relay services
  • Closed captioning
  • Video description
  • Access to televised emergency information
  • Access to video programming apparatus
  • Access to telecommunications services and equipment
  • Access to advanced communications services and equipment
  • Hearing aid compatibility
  • Access to 911 emergency services
  • The National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program
  • The impact of IP and other network transitions on people with disabilities

Structure of the DAC

Second Term Members

  • Disability Advisory Committee Word PDF
    • Emergency Communications Subcommittee: Word PDF
    • Relay / Equipment Distribution Subcommittee: Word PDF
    • Video Programming Subcommittee: Word PDF
    • Technology Transitions Subcommittee:Word PDF

    First Term Members

    • Disability Advisory Committee: Word PDF
      • Communications Subcommittee: Word PDF
      • Emergency Communications Subcommittee: Word PDF
      • Relay / Equipment Distribution Subcommittee: Word PDF
      • Video Programming Subcommittee: Word PDF
      • Technology Transitions Subcommittee: Word || PDF

    Events

    Meeting Agendas

    DAC Recommendations

    12-6-16

    • Disability Advisory Committee Recommendation on Number Portability
      Word PDF
    • Disability Advisory Committee Recommendation to the Commission on Video to Text
      Word PDF
    • Disability Advisory Committee Recommendation to the Commission on Internet of Things
      Word PDF

    9-22-16

    • Best Practices to Promote Effective Access to and Usability of ICT Products and Services for Americans with Cognitive Disabilities
      Word PDF
    • Disability Advisory Committee Recommendation on IP Captioned Telephone Service Quality Standards
      Word PDF
    • Disability Advisory Committee Recommendation on 911 Training for Video Relay Service Communication Assistants
      Word PDF
    • Disability Advisory Committee Recommendation on Amplified Phones
      Word PDF

    6-16-16

    • Approved Disability Advisory Committee Recommendation to the Commission on HD Voice.
      Word PDF
    • Disability Advisory Committee Recommendation to the Commission on Captioning Case Formatting.
      Word PDF
    • Disability Advisory Committee Comments on PS Docket No. 15-91 on Improving Wireless Emergency Alerts and Community-Initiated Alerting.
      Word PDF

    2-23-16

    • Disability Advisory Committee Further Recommendation to the Commission on Real Time Text.
      Word PDF
    • Disability Advisory Committee Recommendation Regarding Issues to Consider for Video Described Video Programming Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Proceeding.
      Word PDF
    • Disability Advisory Committee Recommendation Regarding Interagency Collaboration on Accessibility of Video Programming. Word PDF
    • Disability Advisory Committee Recommendation to the Commission on Direct Video Access to 911.
      Word PDF
    • Disability Advisory Committee Recommendation to the Commission on TRS Access to N-1-1 Services. Word PDF

    10-8-15

    • Approved Disability Advisory Committee Recommendation to the Commission on Real Time Text. Word PDF
    • Approved Disability Advisory Committee Recommendation to the Commission on New and Emerging Technologies. Word PDF

    6-23-15

    • DAC Recommendation to the Commission Regarding Data and Information on Telecommunication Needs of People with Disabilities. Word PDF
    • DAC Recommendation to the Commission on Wireless Emergency Alerts. Word PDF
    • DAC Recommendation to the Commission Regarding VRS Speed of Answer. Word PDF

    Headlines

    9-21-17 Disability Advisory Committee Announcement Of Date, Time And Agenda Of Next Meeting. (DA 17-906)
    Public Notice:  Word || PDF

    5-15-17 Disability Advisory Committee Announcement of Date, Time and Agenda of Next Meeting (DA 17-468)
    Public Notice:  Word || PDF

    2-21-17  Disability Advisory Committee Announcement Of Date, Time And Agenda Of Next Meeting (DA 17-181)
    Public Notice: Word || PDF

    1-5-17  Appointment of Membership for the 2017-2019 Term of the Disability Advisory Committee and Announcement of Tentative Dates for DAC Meetings (DA 17-19)
    Public Notice: Word || PDF

    11-10-16  Disability Advisory Committee Announcement Of Date, Time And Agenda Of Next Meeting (DA 16-1272)
    Public Notice: Word || PDF

    9-6-16  FCC Announces Anticipated Renewal of Disability Advisory Committee and Solicits Applications for Membership
    (DA 16-1011)
    Public Notice: Word || PDF

    8-22-16 Disability Advisory Committee Announcement of Date, Time and Agenda of Next Meeting.
    (DA 16-956).
    Public Notice: Word || PDF

    5-20-16 Disability Advisory Committee Announcement of Date, Time and Agenda of Next Meeting.
    (DA 16-572).
    Public Notice: Word || PDF

    1-28-16 Disability Advisory Committee Announcement of Date, Time and Agenda of Next Meeting.
    (DA 16-98).
    Public Notice: Word || PDF

    10-1-15 Announcement of FCC Summit on Telecommunication Needs of People with Cognitive Disabilities. (DA 15-1110).
    Public Notice: Word PDF

    9-11-15 Disability Advisory Committee Announcement of Date, Time and Agenda of Next Meeting. (DA 15-1002).
    Public Notice: Word PDF

    6-11-15 Notice Concerning Ex Parte Status of Information Submitted to or by the Disability Advisory Committee. (DA 15-689).
    Public Notice: Word PDF

    5-29-15 Disability Advisory Committee Announcement of Date, Time and Agenda of Next Meeting (June 23, 2015). (DA 15-649).
    Public Notice: Word PDF

    2-10-15 FCC Announces First Meeting Date of the Disability Advisory Committee and Appointment of Membership. (DA 15-194).
    Public Notice: Word PDF

    12-2-14 FCC Announces the Establishment of the Disability Advisory Committee and Solicits Nominations for Membership. (DA 14-1737).
    Public Notice: Word PDF
    News Release: Word PDF

Updated: 
Friday, September 29, 2017